April 27, 2004


Valuable lessons I learned while drowning in QT's bloodpit of a movie:

1) Uma Thurman is 'scrutiating beautiful. There is nothing that can be done about it. You can make her look like one eye is puffed shut and knock her teeth out and incrustulate her with blood and all manner of foul excretions and splashy pus and awfulness, and STILL she is radiently lovely. It's very wrong of her.

2) If you want something to be more violent than anyone could ever imagine anything being, and yet you do not want an NC-17 rating, all you have to do is suddenly go to animation or black and white, so that the spurting blood showers are cartoons or at least not red. And then you get an R.

3) It IS possible to make a film that is both NOT an actual snuff film and more violent than ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO. And who would have thought THAT?

4) Using bad language is not shocking anymore, and movies that try to shock by using the very worst of all the bad language that there ever was overnovernover in ways that are supposed to be unexpected just irritates the audience. I found myself wondering if QT's target audience was 15 year old country French girls who have had a convent education.

5) If you can find a way to cast Lucy Liu in anything as anyone, DO IT. Really.

6) I want to see the sequel.

Posted by joshilyn at April 27, 2004 10:57 AM

And QT offers unto you... KBVII. Less action oriented than the first and DavidC. is a living legend.

Posted by: Shawn B at April 29, 2004 8:10 AM